Winchester

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Wynchester, Winchestre, from Old English Wintanceastre, from Latin Venta Belgarum (Venta of the Belgae), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Celtic *wentā (town, place), Proto-Indo-European *h₁wen- (place (?)) + Old English ceastre, from Latin castra (camp).

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Winchester

  1. A city and the county town of Hampshire, England.
  2. Any of the towns named after it, including:
    1. a city in Illinois, USA, and the county seat of Scott County.
    2. a home rule-class city in Kentucky, USA, and county seat of Clark County.
    3. a city in Tennessee, USA, and the county seat of Franklin County.
    4. a city in Virginia, USA, and county seat of Frederick County.
  3. A habitational surname​.

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Winchester (plural Winchesters)

  1. A Winchester rifle, typically a lever-action repeater.
    • H. Rider Haggard, King Solomon's Mines
      "Give me my express," I said, laying down the Winchester, and he handed it to me cocked.
    • 2008, James M. Smallwood, The Feud That Wasn't, page 167:
      Almost simultaneously Jim Taylor and Kit Hunter shot at each other with Winchesters.
  2. A bottle holding a Winchester quart.
  3. (computing, dated) A hard disk.
    • 1984, PC Mag (volume 3, number 2, 7 February 1984, page 234)
      And besides, Winchesters of the nonremovable sort work fine—why bother complicating things with cartridges []

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